Web sites and apps of public sector bodies within Europe must come into compliance with these accessibility requirements.
Today the European Commission has announced a raft of proposed reforms to the VATMOSS system.
IWDRO, a private for-profit business under peculiar ownership, has illegally claimed to be the official regulator of the web design and development fields.
A Parliamentary hearing into Brexit’s impact on the organised digital professions provided valuable lessons for the unorganised web industry to follow.
Labour has released 170 questions for the government concerning Brexit and policy. Here are their questions regarding digital and the tech industry.
From Hansard: Mrs Anne Main (St Albans) (Con): I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his statement today. In particular, I liked the section in which he said that he … Read more
In this week’s column for AccountingWeb I rode my favourite hobby horse: the exclusion of the digital economy from UK official statistics due to woefully outdated taxonomies. Previous rants are … Read more
One of the many questions left unanswered in the face of Brexit is the future of the UK within the EU’s Digital Single Market (DSM).
There was a bit of chatter yesterday regarding yet another dubious outfit, promoting itself as an “official” web design and development industry body, phoning around looking for membership signups. This … Read more
Over at the PowerMapper blog I’ve explored both sides of a great debate: should screen readers be detectable in analytics? It’s an issue that pits accessibility against privacy, with legal … Read more
At long last, the UK Government has acknowledged the absurd undercounting of the digital economy in UK economic statistics.
For an entire site on digital legislation and Brexit, please visit my side blog at https://afterbrexit.tech. As the referendum on EU membership approaches on 23 June I find myself being … Read more
I delivered this presentation on 21 May 2016 at J and Beyond in Barcelona, Spain. It covers what VATMOSS is, where it came from, what problems happened before and after … Read more
Public sector web sites across Europe will be transformed in the years to come thanks to an improved, revamped, and rather superb EU web accessibility directive.
I wrote for Smashing Magazine: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/03/location-data-web-development-and-the-law/